Legal notice

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

Please, keep in mind that the only contact email for BUILD UP is, any other address, even if similar, is not under our domain.



The provisions below apply to the electronic service provided by the initiative BUILD UP (hereinafter, ‘the electronic service’) at the following web address:


The information on this website is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright notice, and a privacy statement, related to personal data protection.


This electronic service is a tool created by the European Commission which aims to share and promote existing knowledge, guidelines, tools, and best practices for energy-saving measures in buildings across Europe. At the same time, it aims to inform and update the market about the legislative framework in terms of goals, practical implications, and future revisions.


BUILD UP is a European Commission initiative funded and managed by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).


The electronic service is provided by NTT DATA under a service contract with the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) on behalf of the European Commission (contract number – CINEA/2021/OP/0002).



The electronic service provides a wide range of interactive forums, resources (e.g., publications, cases, tools, news, and events) and links to websites from a number of organisations. CINEA and the service provider NTT DATA take no responsibility for information contained in these interactive forums, resources, or linked websites.


The views expressed in the portal and its interactive forums, resources and linked websites are the ones of the authors and do not represent CINEA or the European Commission’s official position. However, participants to the interactive forums are bound by a moderation policy and shall observe fundamental principles of good behavior. 


Neither CINEA, the European Commission nor the service provider NTT DATA guarantee the accuracy of the information given in the portal, its resources, or forums, nor can they be made liable for any use made thereof.



The content of this website includes text data and multimedia items such as texts, drawings, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video material, photographs, programmes and the technology described, which are protected by the provisions of national, European and international law applying to intellectual property.


These textual data and multimedia items are in general the exclusive property of their authors and beneficiaries.



Your personal data is processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 2018/1725 1 on the protection of individuals regarding the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices, and agencies and on the free movement of such data.


The data controller of the processing operation is the Head of Unit D1 of the European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency. The data protection notice is available at


The following entities process your personal data on our behalf as contractor: NTT DATA Belgique (, acting as prime contractor; European Academy of Bozen-Bolzano (, acting as subcontractor; Université Libre de Bruxelles (, acting as subcontractor; and TIPIK Communication Agency, (, acting as subcontractor.


The legal basis for the processing activities are: Article 5(1)(a) of Regulation EU 2018/1725 since processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, and Article 5(1)(d) of Regulation EU 2018/1725 based on your explicit consent for personal data (marked as non-mandatory in the registration form) indicated below. Specific references are made to the Basic Act of Horizon 2020 as well as the creation and delegation acts of CINEA and Financial Regulations [1].


The following personal data are collected: In addition, users can choose to complement their profile with their title, function, organisation, professional e-mail address.


Types of personal data:


  • Identification data such as name, surname, country, and e-mail address (marked as mandatory for the purpose(s) outlined below
  • Function
  • Contact details (e.g., e-mail address, business telephone number, mobile telephone number, fax number, postal address, company and department, country of residence, internet address)
  • Curriculum: expertise, techni,cal skills and languages, educational background, professional experience including details on current and past employments

The purpose(s) of this data processing are the operation, maintenance, improvement, and promotion of the BUILD UP interactive web portal as follows:


Communication and dissemination activities such as:


  • Further development of the BUILD UP members section, including profiles of registered BUILD UP users
  • Further development of the BUILD UP social media channels: LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube
  • Provision of newsletters, e-mail shots, and similar direct marketing services to users who subscribe to these services
  • Organisation of online events such as webinars for registered users
  • Support CINEA with the organization of events, liaising with speakers, registration of participants, reporting on the event, interviewing speakers and attendants, etc.
  • Statistical purposes in relation to website usage and security

The recipients of your personal data will be CINEA and European Commission staff in charge of BUILD UP, staff of CINEA contractors in charge of BUILD UP, the registered users of the electronic service, the public only for the directory, and bodies charged with monitoring or inspectionthe  tasks in application of EU law (e.g., internal audits, European Anti-fraud Office – OLAF).


Personal data will not be transferred to third countries or international organisations.


The processing of data will not include automated decision-making (such as profiling).


Your personal data will be kept for a maximum period of 36 months from after the cancellation of the BUILD UP account. Data will be automatically deleted at the end of this period.


You have the right to access your personal data and to request your personal data to be rectified, if the data is inaccurate or incomplete; where applicable, you have the right to request restriction or to object to processing, to request a copy or erasure of your personal data held by the data controller. If processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.


Your request to exercise one of the above rights will be dealt with without undue delay and within one month.


Your right to information, access, rectification, erasure, restriction or objection to processing, communication of a personal data breach of confidentiality of electronic communications may be restricted only under certain specific conditions as set out in CINEA restriction decision: Decision SC (2020) 26 of 14 October 2020 on internal rules concerning restrictions of certain rights of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data published in the Official Journal of the EU n° L 045 of 9 February 2021 .


If you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data, please contact the data controller mentioned above.


You shall have the right of recourse to the CINEA DPO as well as at any time to the European Data Protection Supervisor at

[1] Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/173 of 12 February 2021 establishing the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency and repealing Implementing Decisions 2013/801/EU,; Commission Decision C(2021)947 of 12 February 2021 delegating powers to the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency with a view to the performance of tasks linked to the implementation of Union programmes in the field of transport and energy infrastructure; climate, energy and mobility research and innovation; environment, nature, and biodiversity; transition to low-carbon technologies; and maritime and fisheries; Council Regulation 58/2003 of 19 December 2002, laying down the Statute for executive agencies to be entrusted with certain tasks in the management of EU programmes; Regulation 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, repealing Regulation No 966/2012;


Version October 2022